The favorites to the Premier League, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, got off to an exciting start to the season. They all recorded comfortable wins. Elsewhere, Manchester United and Arsenal struggled, while the newly promoted teams looked prepared for the tests that lie ahead. Let’s take a look at the top performing teams and the best players in the FootballCoin game.
What did the Premier League favorites do?
Manchester City was particularly impressive against an Arsenal side seemingly riddled with same issues as last season. As things stand, City’s greatest issue has to do with too much squad depth. It’s an issue other managers would love to struggle with.
Raheem Sterling has now scored 50 #PL goals, with the opener against Arsenal only his third from outside the box pic.twitter.com/DrGKOgcWtA
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 12, 2018
Chelsea and Liverpool showed they can play offensive football. Both teams won and gave fans reasons to be excited for the matches ahead. Liverpool’s goalscoring mechanics up front were especially impressive. Naby Keita already seems to have integrated in Klopp’s team.
What about the newly promoted teams?
Wolverhampton looked prepared for the rigors of the Premier League. Wolves came back twice from behind, to neutralize newly signed Richarlison’s two goals, and hold Everton to a draw.
Fulham succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was Crystal’s biggest asset doing well to mark Fulham’s rising star. Ryan Sessegnon. Elsewhere, Cardiff City had a similar fate against Bournemouth, losing 2-0. Bournemouth fans could celebrate a steady increase in the team’s abilities. The club found itself in the fourth tier of English football merely ten years ago.
Most surprising three FootballCoin performers
Roberto Pereyra (Watford) – A free FootballCoin player, Pereyra scored both his team’s goals against a Brighton side missing ideas on how to improve. Roberto Pereyra looked determined throughout the game. Keep an eye on him for the following season.
FT | #watfordfc 2-0 Brighton
A @tucupereyra37 masterclass wins it for the Hornets on the opening day!
Matchday live ⤵️https://t.co/qzLll3oYiD pic.twitter.com/YforFxU8Nt
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 11, 2018
Richarlison (Everton) – The good performance in itself is not a surprise, but the fact that the Brazilian has taken so quickly to his new club is. The 21 year old arrived for his new club this summer for a fee of around of around 39,20 Mill. €. Richarlison could be one of the breakout stars of the season.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – The young defender was given the difficult task of marking Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, one of the most talked about young players in international football. The 20 year old did a good job. So good in fact that many have called for Wan-Bissaka to be include din Gareth Southgate’s future plans for the England squad.
An interesting start to the Premier League season and a taster for what lies ahead. Make sure to register and join our contests featuring games from Europe’s top leagues. As always, we are looking for the best managers and waiting to reward them.